A46 Coventry junctions upgrade

Improving the Binley and Walsgrave roundabouts on the A46 near Coventry. Upgrading the trunk road sections of the A45 and A46 between the M6 and M40 to full expressway standard.

Region:  West Midlands
Start date:  Spring 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

The Secretary of State for Transport has given permission for the A46 Coventry junctions upgrade at Binley Woods to proceed with the upgrade work set to start in the coming months.

This is great news as it means we can start improvement work to this important strategic route. Currently, congestion and journey reliability issues are a significant constraint to future investment and economic growth in Coventry and Warwickshire. The junction is a cause of severe congestion at peak times and delays along the A46 which means motorists travelling along the road suffer from stop-start journeys. The current junction does not have sufficient capacity to accommodate predicted traffic growth beyond 2020 if we do not act.

The plans for the Binley junction will see the A46 dual carriageway become a flyover that will separate local traffic from using the A46 itself. This will mean that drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow down for the roundabout, while also improving traffic flows for local businesses nearby. The design will also include improvements to the existing footways for pedestrians and cycle paths.

We’ve been carrying out essential utility works to gas and telecommunications equipment around the junction since March 2020 in readiness for the Order being granted. This work will continue throughout the summer until the major construction development begins in autumn 2020.

Further details on the Order, Secretary of State Decision Letter, Recommendation Report, and Notification of decision letter can be found in the 'Highways Act 1980' section below.

What's next?

We’re taking a phased approach to this scheme. We’re progressing with Binley junction (also known as the TGI Island) first as it suffers from heavy congestion, making journey times unreliable for road users. This will be followed by the Walsgrave junction upgrade.

Binley junction

We’ll continue to carry out further work to inform the next stage of design, this may include onsite surveys and assessments. We’ll also be continuing discussions with landowners and stakeholders affected by the scheme ahead of the main work stating later this year.

Walsgrave junction

We’re developing options for the Walsgrave junction. When developing options, we need to ensure that the design meets the needs of road users and the community, whilst providing value for money.

Timeline

Date Event
February 2017 Binley junction - public consultation
March 2018 Binley junction - Public information exhibition
August 2019 to March 2020 Binley junction - Highways Act 1980 planning process
2020 Walsgrave junction - Options Development
2020 Binley junction - Start of construction
2020 Walsgrave junction - Public Information Event
2022 Binley junction - Open for traffic
TBC Walsgrave junction - Start of construction
TBC Walsgrave junction - Open for traffic

Why we need this scheme

The A46 is a strategic link between the East and West Midlands, connecting Coventry and Warwickshire to the motorway network. Current congestion levels are having a serious effect on communities and businesses and could constrain future development in the area. The A46 Coventry Junctions Upgrade involves improvements to the Binley and Walsgrave junctions on the A46. We are taking a phased approach, delivering the upgrade at Binley first, followed by the Walsgrave upgrade.

Binley junction

The plans for the Binley junction will see the A46 dual carriageway become a flyover that will separate local traffic from using the A46. This will mean that drivers staying on the A46 will not need to slow down for the roundabout, improving traffic flows. The design will also include improvements to the existing footways and cycle paths for non-motorised users.

Walsgrave junction

We are currently developing options for the Walsgrave junction. When developing options, we need to ensure that the design meets the needs of road users and the community whilst providing value for money.

Aims

The aims of the scheme are to:
  • improve safety
  • support the growing economy
  • support the smooth flow of traffic
  • increase capacity
  • relieve congestion

Project media files and documents

Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the M69 and the A428 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 24 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the A428 and the junction with the A46 Coventry East. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 24 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A4303 and the M69 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The A5 southbound between the junctions with the M69 and the A4303 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 15 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 August 2020 to 22 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 24 August 2020 to 29 August 2020.
Posted: August 8, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Bridge repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 8 August 2020 to 10 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:00 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane four will be closed. Reason : Bridge repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 14 August 2020 to 17 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 7:20 pm
Location : The A46 northbound exit slip to the A45 Coventry West. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 4 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 5:08 pm
Location : The A46 northbound between the junctions with the A452 and the A45 Coventry West. Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:59 on 31 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 4:36 pm
Location : The A46 northbound between the A45 Coventry East and the junction with the M6 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 24 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 September 2020 to 4 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the M6 and the A428 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 24 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 September 2020 to 4 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The A46 southbound at the junction with the A428 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 10 August 2020 to 14 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 17 August 2020 to 21 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 24 August 2020 to 27 August 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 09:30 and 15:30 from 2 September 2020 to 4 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Location : The M45 eastbound between the junctions with the A45 and the M1 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:00 on 14 August 2020 to 15:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:10 am
Location : The A46 northbound between the M40 and the junction with the A429 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 12 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 7, 2020, 8:00 am
Location : The A46 southbound between the M6 and the junction with the A46 Coventry East. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:10 on 6 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 September 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:10 pm
Location : The A45 westbound between the junctions with the A46 Coventry East and the A46 Coventry West. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:10 on 6 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 September 2020.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 7:10 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the A45 Coventry West and the A452 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 05:59 on 31 October 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:04 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:08 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J2 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 6, 2020, 5:08 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:02 pm
Location : The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J2 from A4600/A46/M69. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:02 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 2:02 pm
Location : The M45 eastbound between the junctions with the A45 and the M1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 4 November 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 11:12 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 10:22 am
Location : The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A444 and the A47 Nuneaton. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A444 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 12 August 2020 to 15:30 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 8:42 am
Location : The A5 southbound between the junctions with the A444 and the A47 Nuneaton. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 18:00 on 10 August 2020 to 23:59 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:52 am
Location : The A5 northbound between the junctions with the A47 Nuneaton and the A444 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 18:00 on 10 August 2020 to 23:59 on 12 August 2020.
Posted: August 5, 2020, 7:52 am
Location : The A46 northbound between the A45 Coventry East and the junction with the M6 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:30 on 28 July 2020 to 15:30 on 11 September 2020.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 1:42 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the M6 and the junction with the A428 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:30 on 28 July 2020 to 15:30 on 11 September 2020.
Posted: August 4, 2020, 1:42 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J3 and J4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 8:12 pm
Location : The A46 northbound between the junctions with the A452 and the A45 Coventry West. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:59 on 27 April 2020 to 05:59 on 31 October 2020.
Posted: August 3, 2020, 4:21 pm
Location : The A5 southbound between the A4303 and the junction with the A426 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the A426 and the junction with the A4303 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 August 2020 to 06:00 on 9 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: August 1, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M6 northbound exit slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 3:45 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 3:45 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 3:45 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J2 from A4600/A46/M69 and J3A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 12 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 13 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 August 2020 to 06:00 on 23 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 3:45 pm
Location : The M6 northbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 11 August 2020 to 06:00 on 14 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 3:22 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 2:53 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 10 August 2020 to 28 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 2:53 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the junctions with the A45 Coventry West and the A452 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 05:59 on 27 April 2020 to 05:59 on 31 October 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:27 pm
Location : The A46 southbound between the M69 and the junction with the A46 Coventry East. Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:30 on 28 July 2020 to 15:30 on 27 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:26 pm
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4A and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 31 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 12:03 pm
Location : The A5 northbound between the A47 Hinckley and the junction with the A444 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 12 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Schedule : From 20:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The A5 southbound between the A444 and the junction with the A47 Hinckley. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 12 August 2020 to 14 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 11 August 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 12 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am
Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 10 August 2020 to 06:00 on 13 August 2020.
Posted: July 31, 2020, 10:42 am

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